Life of Flann O’Brien celebrated with Alley Theatre exhibition

The life and work of Flann O’Brien will be celebrated with a new exhibition in the Alley Theatre from next month.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 2:26 pm
Flann O'Brien exhibition at Alley Theatre

It is the next in a series of temporary exhibitions in the Alley by the Council’s Museum and Heritage Service in partnership with the Strabane History Society.

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The exhibition celebrates the life and works of local writer Brian O’Nolan (Brian O’Nuallain). Better known by his pen names of Flann O’Brien and Myles Na Gopaleen,

The exhibition will explore Brian’s life as a novelist, playwright and satirist and investigate how he came to be considered as one of the major literary figures in twentieth century Irish literature. It will display some associated works of art depicting Flann and his works, a short documentary by the History Society and also a series of readings of his work on screen in the exhibition.

Roisin Doherty, Curator with Council’s Museum and Heritage Service, said: “Flann O’Brien is a name known not just locally but across Ireland and further afield, so 110 years on from his birth in Strabane it is fitting to have a public exhibition that explains more about his back story and his work.”